Hospice News Blog 10-29-2018

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UHPCO Convention 2018

Today’s Blog Content:

News

CMS MLN Connects for 10-25-2018

NHPCO NewsBriefs for 10-25-2018

Events

29th Annual Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Convention

RCTCLEARN Webinar Announcement

CGS Provider Enrollment Hour for all J15 Providers

Interest Items

Private Duty Services for all

Industry News


News

CMS MLN Connects for 10-25-2018

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Here’s a list of some of the titles in this publication:

New Medicare Card: Handouts and Videos for Patients

DME: Formal Telephone Discussion Demonstration Expansion

Emergency Preparedness: Hospital-based Incident Command System, Earthquakes, Medical Surge

Coding for Specimen Validity Testing Billed in Combination with Urine Drug Testing – Reminder

Physician Compare: Preview Period and Public Reporting Webcast – October 30

Meeting the Needs of Dually Eligible Older Adults with Schizophrenia Webinar – November 6

IRF Payment and Coverage Policies: FY 2019 Final Rule Call – November 15

Order Requirements When Prescribing Practitioner is DMEPOS Supplier MLN Matters Article – New

Updating CY 2019 MDPP Payment Rates MLN Matters Article – New

Quality Payment Program 2018 MIPS Cost Performance Category Web-Based Training Course – New

Quality Payment Program 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category Web-Based Training Course – Revised

Quality Payment Program 2018 MIPS APMs Web-Based Training Course – Revised

Quality Payment Program 2018 Advanced APMs Web-Based Training Course – Revised

Items and Services Not Covered under Medicare Booklet – Revised

NHPCO NewsBriefs for 10-25-2018

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Here’s a list of some of the titles in this publication:

Opioid Legislation Signed into Law

Administration of Flu Shot and Other Vaccines

Share Your Hurricane Experience

Post-Training Materials from HQRP Webinar

CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission: 11/14/18

New Plenary Webcasts Available

Contemplative Care Symposium

Palliative Care Playbook for Hospice

IDC Palliative Care Track

New Blog from Edo

Get Your Ticket to Hospice on the River

2018 Call for Board Nominations

HPM TALK – New Podcast

Recording Spiritual Care in a Clinical World

In Case You Missed It – Chat Recordings on MyNHPCO

Events

29th Annual Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Convention

November 6 & 7, 2018

Attendee Registration

Join your hospice colleagues at the UHPCO convention and annual meeting.

Learn. Re-connect with long-time friends. Expand and enrich your hospice practice with access to hospice-specific experts in regulatory compliance, emergency preparedness and technology to keep patients and families safer at home. Investigate opportunities that UHPCO community partners bring. Hear how someone overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges – and how you can, too.

And while you’re there, do your Christmas shopping!

What can we say? We aim to please, and we know you’re busy.

You can’t miss this convention!

Click here to register event attendee/s

Click here to register as an event vendor

RCTCLEARN Webinar Announcement

Via RCTCLEARN: “Please join us for our webinar on

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST (12:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. PST)

RCTCLEARN.NET will again be hosting webinars for agencies or training coordinators new to RCTCLEARN.NET and/or new to the My CEU tool for tracking course completions.  The webinars provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the new features on the system as well as discuss ideas on how to introduce or re-introduce the programs.   While designed for new users, they may also be beneficial for existing agencies and training coordinators as well.  Webinars typically last around 15 minutes or a little longer depending on user questions.

Participants can sign-up at http://www.rctclearn.net/webinar.  Please note, the time listed is in
Central Time with the corresponding time zones listed behind that.  Before the event, participants will receive connection information via email.

Additional Webinar Dates/Times:

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST (12:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. PST)

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST (12:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. PST)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST (12:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. PST)

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a customized session, please contact:

Dennis Kronebusch, RCTCLEARN Information Technology Specialist
Toll Free: 1-877-396-6261
dennis.kronebusch@roch.edu”

CGS Provider Enrollment Hour for all J15 Providers

Via CGS: “Join Provider Outreach and Education as we invite the CGS Provider Enrollment team to share their current initiatives with you! The team of experts will discuss provider enrollment hot topics and of course be available to answer your enrollment questions.”

November 8, 2018 9:00 am- 10:00 am MST

Interested? Go here…

Interest Items

Private Duty Services for all

Via Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq: “The following article is about the importance of private duty services in order to help ensure compliance and quality of care.” Read it here…

Industry News

Shared via The Carolinas Center 10-24-2018

Insurers see broad market opportunities with end-of-life care  Healthcare Dive 10.17.2018

Proposed Federal Hospice Act Must Be Defeated to “Stop the Waste, Bleeding, and Heartache”  EIN Presswire 10.19.2018

New tool predicts when long-term care patients will die  CBC News 10.20.2018

AHCA’s Parkinson blasts study on end-of-life rehab in ‘The Hill’ op-ed  McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 10.22.2018

Pediatric advance care planning linked to better understanding of child’s end-of-life care choices  EurekAlert! 10.19.2018

Data analytics, telemedicine aid in cancer survivorship car  Healio 10.19.2018

Shared via the Carolinas Center 10-26-2018

CMS Proposes Rule to Ease Compliance Requirements  JDSUPRA 10.23.2018

ABA guide helps lawyers, health professionals improve advance directives  American Bar Association

Palliative care could reduce suicide risk among veterans with advanced lung cancer  Healio 10.23.2018

Shared via Ellen Almond’s Home Health Media Clips 10-24-2018

Trump to sign anti-opioid abuse package in rare bipartisan step  Reuters

White House Report: Medicare For All Would Be A Socialism Comeback  Inside Health Policy

HHS warns providers won’t settle Medicare appeals if judge imposes deadline  Modern Healthcare

Supes strike deal with mayor over minimum wage hike for homecare, nonprofit workers  San Fran Examiner

Home care for knee replacement patients aids in recovery  Medical Xpress

Appropriate Care—Including PT—At Home Could Aid Knee Replacement Recovery  PT Products Online

Shared via Ellen Almond’s Home Health Media Clips 10-25-18

CMS Makes Latest Update to Home Health Compare  Home Health Care News

Home Health Providers Shift to Mobile Tech, ‘Upskilling’ Tools for Staffing Success  Home Health Care News

Palliative Care May Reach Out to Home Health Services to Improve Support for Patients  Home Care Daily

The GOP Is Suddenly Playing Defense on Health Care  The Atlantic

Market Stabilization Absent On Midterm Campaign Trail As Urgency Fades  Inside Health Policy

New AMA tool could help population health efforts  Modern Healthcare

Amazon will sell an exclusive brand of home health products called Choice, made by Arcadia Group  CNBC

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